Parish Collections and Gift Aid

In early April we will start a new financial year for Gift Aid. This year I am reducing the number of boxes we will be using and changing the numbers. I have also ordered boxes for those who pay by standing order for second collections.

Can I ask that all those taking part in the Gift Aid scheme either text or email me to let me know if they are able to carry on with the scheme and if they wish to pay by standing order? Once I have details of those taking part in the scheme next year, I will let you know your number so that you can get your box from Father David. If anyone wants to pay by standing order but does not want to take part in the Gift Aid scheme then please get in touch and I will supply details of the bank account.

I can be contacted:
    by text   on 07504 460736   (please do not phone me)
or by email on

Thank you all for your support of the Church at this time.

Richard Gillespie (Gift Aid Co-Ordinator).

Praying the Rosary During Lent

The Knights of St Columba are organising a rosary service at St Mary’s on Fridays in Lent, starting tonight at 7pm. The services are being broadcast via zoom for anyone who wants to watch but doesn’t feel able to attend.  The access codes are:

Meeting ID: 840 8142 6950
Passcode: 429686

The same codes can be used every week up to Good Friday, April 2nd.

Morning Prayer and Mass this week

The Church will be open between 8am and 10am each morning until January 26th, for private prayer only.

Fr David is saying Mass in the presbytery each day.  The 10.30am Mass on Sunday will be broadcast via zoom in the usual way.  The normal schedule of Masses will resume on Wednesday 27th January at 9.15am.

Cancellation of Masses at 8.30 and 10.30 THIS MORNING

Fr David has been notified that he has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. He has been asked to self isolate until Jan 26th. This means that this mornings Masses at 8.30 and 10.30 will not take place with a congregation. The 10.30 Mass will be broadcast via zoom as usual.
Further information will be posted as it becomes available, both here and on Facebook.